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Upcoming Events

Using Big Data to Improve Educational Opportunity
Please join us for the launch of a groundbreaking initiative aimed at helping improve educational opportunity for all children.

Professor Sean Reardon will discuss the Educational Opportunity Project at Stanford and demonstrate a new interactive and searchable website for exploring academic performance and educational opportunity in every school and community in the nation. Read more.

11 a.m. lecture followed by 12 p.m. lunch.

Space is limited. Please RSVP. Seats are not reserved. The event will also be live-streamed using this link.
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 | 11:00am-1:00pm | CERAS 101 Learning Hall and Lobby
Consulting or Social Impact? Do Both.
Join us for a panel featuring representatives from top firms who will talk about their career paths, how they spend their time in a typical work-week, what they find challenging and rewarding about consulting, workplace culture, and advice for students considering public/social sector consulting. Read more.
  • Emma Dorn, Global Education Practice Manager at McKinsey and Company
  • Zoe Savellos '18, Associate Consultant at Dalberg
  • Nicole Cuenca '15 Consultant at Bridgespan This is a Cardinal Careers event.

    Wednesday, September 25, 2019 | 4:30PM-6:00 PM |  Building 260, Room 113
How Rational Am I?

Learn about the many deficits of human rationality that have been identified over the last five decades. Hear about work in sample domains ranging from everyday informal argument, through testimony and social networks, to decision making. This work seeks not only to shed light on human behaviour in these domains but to illustrate the reasons why the often bleak picture of human rationality painted by past research is not as settled as typically assumed. Read more.

                 Wednesday, September 25, 2019 | 3:45PM-5:00PM | Jordan Hall, Room 041

Bain & Company Information Session
My name is Sloane Wilson, and I graduated from Stanford this past June, where I majored in STS. I am currently an Associate Consultant with Bain & Company, and we are beginning our recruiting process for full-time Associate Consultants (AC) and summer Associate Consultant Interns (ACI) at Stanford. Bain is looking for bright students interested in the high-impact work of management consulting. This fall we will be hosting interviews on campus to fill AC positions for Fall 2020 and ACI positions for Summer 2020. I’ve found that my work at Bain and the classes I took for STS have a lot of similarities. In both cases, I’ve critically evaluated big problems through a variety of lenses, so I think many of you would also find this work interesting and exciting. You can find a complete list of our Fall Recruiting events and deadlines on the Bain at Stanford webpage.

Bain is hosting an Information Session for all interested AC and ACI applicants on Wednesday, September 25th at 6:30pm at the Stanford Faculty Club and I think students from STS would appreciate the chance to learn more about the company. If you plan on attending, please be sure to register for the event here.

Please note that the AC & ACI application deadline is at noon on Friday, September 27th. Applicants will need to apply on

    Wednesday, September 25, 2019 | 6:30 PM | Stanford Faculty Club
World Sexual Health Day, North America

Join us for World Sexual Health Day 2019, a global celebration of sexual health sponsored by the Weiland Health Initiative and hosted at Stanford University. Learn from experts from around the country at this free event as they share their knowledge about sexual health, and chat with other students and professionals from the sexuality field. This year's theme is "Sexuality education for all is a bridge to sexual health." Lunch provided.  Read more.

                  Thursday, September 26, 2019 | 9:00AM – 5:30PM | Paul Brest Hall

Navigating Career Fairs Lab

The Fall Career Fair takes place on October 2nd, 2019 in White Plaza. It is the first of many opportunities throughout the year to meet employers and explore summer opportunities. Never been to a career fair before? No problem! Attend this workshop to get tips and tricks from your Frosh/Soph career coaches and peers on what to expect at our largest career fair (250+ employers!) of the year. Get your questions answered and walk away with more confidence on how to successfully engage with employers, including how to introduce yourself and what questions to ask! Snacks provided! Read more.
    Thursday, September 26, 2019 | 4:00PM – 5:00PM | 2nd Floor Conference Room - BEAM
The Present and Future of Edge Computing from an International Perspective

Distinguished guest speakers discuss Asian and U.S. approaches to 5G network integration, federated learning, computer chips and servers for edge AI processing, and IOT systems built around intelligent clients, such as register-less stores, smart factories, autonomous vehicles, and augmented reality applications.
Prof. Richard Dasher has directed the US-Asia Technology Management Center since 1994 and is Adjunct Professor of East Asia Languages and Cultures at Stanford University. From 1998 – 2017, he served concurrently as Executive Director of the Center for Integrated Systems (now Stanford System X Alliance) and held Consulting Professor appointments in the Department of Electrical Engineering. In 2004, Dr. Dasher became the first non-Japanese person to join the governance of a Japanese national university, serving on the Board of Directors and then on the Management Council of Tohoku University until 2011. Other service (selected) includes the Program Committee of the World Premier International Research Center Initiative (WPI) of MEXT since its founding in 2007, and advisory roles with research institutes, accelerators, and nonprofits in Asia, Canada, and the U.S. Read more.
Thursday, September 26, 2019 | 4:30PM-6:00PM | Skilling Auditorium
Art and Social Justice Film Series: The Desert of Forbidden Art
During the era of Soviet rule, artists who stay true to their vision are executed, sent to mental hospitals, or to Gulags. Their plight inspires young Igor Savitsky who pretends to buy state-approved art. Instead he daringly rescues 40,000 forbidden works by fellow artists and creates a museum in the desert of Uzbekistan, far from the watchful eyes of the KGB. Though a penniless artist himself, he cajoles the cash to pay for the art from the same authorities who are banning it. Savitsky amasses an eclectic mix of Russian Avant-Garde art. But his greatest discovery is an unknown school of artists who settle in Uzbekistan after the Russian Revolution of 1917, and who encounter a unique Islamic culture, as exotic to them as Tahiti was for Gauguin. Read more.
Thursday, September 26, 2019 | 6:00PM – 7:30PM | Anderson Collection at Stanford University
The Provocation of Art: From Mapplethorpe to Now

Art does not just sit there looking pretty.  It has the power to spark strong responses in viewers and to move them (both literally and metaphorically) to take action in the world.  In this presentation, Stanford Professor Richard Meyer and Director at the Institute for Diversity in the Arts at Stanford University, A-Ian Holt will consider the role of art in provoking political conflict and social change in contemporary America.  In conjunction with the West Coast premiere of Triptych, we will look at the controversial work of Robert Mapplethorpe in relation to queer, interracial desire and the culture wars over homoerotic art and federal funding in the late 1980s and early 90s.   The talk will then turn to more recent conflicts over visual art and race by discussing the public protest against Dana Schutz’s painting of Emmett Till and the current controversy over the murals at George Washington High School in San Francisco that include depictions of Washington’s slaves and dead Native Americans.  Join us for a provocative evening on the limits of art and freedom of expression. 
Read more.
Thursday, September 26, 2019 | 6:30PM-8:00PM | Cantor Arts Center
La vida no vale nada? The Crisis of Migrants Deaths along the U.S.-México Border
This talk will discuss the violence, unrest, poverty, and persecution that have forced thousands of Latin American migrants from their home countries to attempt the perilous journey El Norte, through the deserts, jungles and urban spaces of Central America and Mexico, only to perish from dehydration, exhaustion, and injury in the U.S.-México borderlands. With the escalation of anti-immigration policies in a period when crossing numbers are historically very low, migrants are perishing in ever-increasing numbers. At the same time, in many areas along our southern border, the ability of the forensic anthropologist to positively identify the migrant dead is declining at an unprecedented rate. Several scientific and societal factors are together actively impeding the recovery and laboratory analysis of their skeletal remains, the reassociation of these unknowns with the once-living persons, and the return of these deceased to their home countries and, most importantly, their loved ones. In the throes of this, the real humanitarian crisis, immediate improvement to forensic identification is critical, as we attempt to speak the story of the dead, give closure to the families and friends of the missing, and uphold our values of social justice and commitment to human rights. Read more.
Friday, September 27, 2019 | 12:30PM – 1:20PM | Bolivar House


Research Assistant Opening to Prof. Gabrielle Hecht

Professor Gabrielle Hecht seeks a research assistant with strong design skills to help with creating personal, project, and course websites.  The sites all revolve around similar themes: environmental justice, radioactive contamination, and the technopolitics  of planetary transformations, with particular foci on the Bay Area and the African continent (two separate endeavors). The successful candidate will have experience with web design, interest in the topics (there will be some content-related work), and ideally some experience in infographic design and/or data visualization.

$16/hour, up to 10 hours per week.

Interested applicants should email the following to Professor Hecht, at 

Cover email explaining your interest and experience; 
Resumé; Links to website or other design projects that you have completed (and for which you were the main person responsible); 
Names and emails of two references who can speak credibly about your work ethic, communication style, and professional experience or skills (one of these should be an academic; the other can be a former employer). Read more.

Research Assistant to Dr. Herb Lin

Public interest in information warfare has been stimulated by recent reports of Russian interference in the U.S. presidential election of 2016. Information warfare is defined as the deliberate use of information against an adversary to confuse, mislead, and to influence the choices and decisions that the adversary makes. Some aspects of information warfare are old, but modern information and communications technologies (computers, the Internet, smart phones, social media, search engines and the like) provide high connectivity, low latency, high degrees of anonymity, insensitivity to distance and national borders, democratized access to publishing capabilities, and inexpensive production and consumption of information content. Acting in concert with the cognitive limitations of human beings, cyber-enabled information warfare leverages these capabilities to transform information warfare into a strategic weapon that can overwhelm rational thought processes in an adversary populace and thus produce strategic outcomes strongly favoring the attacker.

Library research skills, good writing ability. People with psychology background particularly welcome, but psychology background not necessary. Broad knowledge of information technology helpful but not necessary either. Some willingness to do things like reference checking needed as well.
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STEM Exam Scribes

The Office of Accessible Education is seeking exam scribes for autumn quarter exams for all STEM content areas. Scribes assist students who need to dictate exam answers for transcription.

If you have clearly legible handwriting and are content literate* in one or more STEM subjects (especially chemistry and physics), please visit OAE | CONNECT and apply to be an exam scribe.

Please list all areas of STEM in which you have content literacy.

Pay rate starts at $20/hour, and up, depending on the exact assignment.
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Multimedia Content Producer

The Multimedia Content Producer will be responsible for developing a website and other digital materials for distribution in multiple channels. Student will work with the ILPL team to develop content ideas in alignment with ILPL’s educational strategy. Student will then be expected to create/produce a website with guidance, plus associated digital materials and possible development of graphics. Student will be asked to photograph events and edit photographs for use in marketing materials and news stories. Read more.
Healthcare Innovation  Position

OhanaHealth's Full-Time Fellows program is a "one of a kind" experience designed for recent grads to build a career in healthcare innovation. With OhanaHealth, students with a passion to see positive change in healthcare through entrepreneurship are connected to leading health / healthcare organizations that are currently researching, designing, and implementing healthcare innovation initiatives. Fellows receive an immersive, hands-on experience, as they work with a startup to solve some of the biggest problems in healthcare. Read more.
Product Analyst

Summer Product Analysts will work with one or multiple specialty teams that align to either, specific investment strategies (ex. Credit, Emerging Markets, etc.) or broader client portfolio diagnostics/strategizing. Summer Analysts will gain a strong understanding of the business of investment management across market segments. Responsibilities vary between teams but may include some of the following:
Market and economic updates, Portfolio commentaries, Risk and performance attribution, Client portfolio analysis/strategizing, Competitor intelligence, Client presentation materials

Summer Analysts will work within the Product Strategy Group, a global team of over 130 professionals responsible for financial market expertise (both internally and externally), strategic business management, entrepreneurship and marketing for a wide range of PIMCO product lines. The internship aims to provide summer analysts with broad exposure to financial markets, product design / development and distribution, portfolio analysis, and client communication. Read more.
Nature Video / Film Production

The conservation efforts of Archipelagos Institute can only be successful when shared with the local communities and the general public. In this regard, documentary videos and films are invaluable tools in depicting the biodiversity of the Aegean, as well as local and global environmental issues. The films are created for various purposes, including awareness videos for children and the general public, as well as for media (TV and social media). Video production interns take part in a range of projects, collaborating with different scientific teams. Such projects include:
·       Creating and editing footage of the various research and conservation projects carried out by Archipelagos teams, by participating in boat-based as well asland surveys and terrestrial biodiversity surveys
·       Creating and editing footage of marine wildlife (e.g. dolphins, turtles), using both standard and underwater cameras
·       Creating and editing footage of terrestrial wildlife (e.g. birds, reptiles, amphibians and mammals), combining the use of standard digital cameras with wildlife camera traps
·       Showcasing the varied marine and terrestrial landscapes of the Aegean Islands
·       Assisting members of the research teams with basic filming and editing techniques.
Additional job and internship postings can be found at Handshake.
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